Malala Yousafzai Says Taliban Violence is “Totally Against Islam”

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Think you’re good at reading people? Check out this interesting new quiz over at The New York Times to see how tuned in you are to others’ emotions. As the government shutdown continues, Senate Chaplain Barry Black is making news... more … [Read more...]

Does Religious Dorms at Public Universities Push Boundaries?

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? The body and the blood…on a burger? A Chicago restaurant is taking heat for putting unconsecrated communion wafers on burgers topped with a red wine reduction sauce. In other faith-related food news, a Muslim woman says a TGI Friday’s waiter... more … [Read more...]

Why GOP Opposition to Obamacare Will Hurt Hispanic Outreach

In this week’s Figuring Faith, my blog at the Washington Post, I examine how GOP efforts to excise funding for the 2010 Affordable Care Act from the federal budget may affect the party’s long-term success with reaching the growing number of Hispanic voters in the United States. … [Read more...]

South Asia’s Anglican Community Appoints First Woman Bishop

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Are child prodigies’ brains wired differently from the rest of us? NPR examines the science behind what makes a child especially skilled in a new series on prodigies. Speaking of science, be sure to check out Eileen Pollack’s latest for... more … [Read more...]

Hispanic Attitudes on Health Care

On Tuesday evening, the federal government ground to a halt over Republican efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Even as the political fallout remains in question, implementation of the law continues to move forward. As of October 1, uninsured Americans were able to sign up for access to health care insurance, although coverage will not go into effect until January. One group likely to be... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Does it Mean to be Jewish?

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Members of Congress have taken heat for continuing to receive paychecks during the government shutdown, and some are responding by refusing their salaries until federal workers get paid. The Washington Post has a great piece showing which lawmakers are on... more … [Read more...]

New Survey Explores What it Means to be Jewish

Pew Research Center’s Survey of Jewish Americans, released just yesterday, provides a wealth of demographic and religious information. With an increasing number of Jewish Americans reporting that they are not religious, the survey asked an important question: what does it mean to be Jewish? The survey found that most Jews (62 percent) report being Jewish is primarily a matter of ancestry or culture, while 15 percent say it’s primarily a... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Americans’ Take on Congress, Obamacare

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle say they’re representing citizens’ interests by not compromising on Obamacare, but what do Americans really want? Well, that’s a tricky question. Fifty six percent of the U.S. population agrees the government... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Saints Come Marching In: Popes John XXIII and John Paul II to be Canonized

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? If you’re wondering how that bottle of vino disappeared so quickly, this one’s for you: new research shows wine drinkers often unknowingly over-pour their glasses based on several factors, including the shape and size of their stemware, the color of... more … [Read more...]

Our Corner | Voice of America Highlights PRRI Findings on American Atheists

Voice of America’s Jerome Socolovsky recently sat down with PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones to discuss the launch of America’s first nontheist political action committee, which aims to represent Americans who don’t believe in God by promoting secular government and providing support for atheist, agnostic and humanist political candidates. Currently, Socolovsky reports there are no members of Congress who are openly atheist and thus the growing number of religiously... more … [Read more...]


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